How to translate 'encore' into English?
'Encore' can be translated in different ways in English.
Still is accompanied by the idea of a duration, a statement.
Ex she is still sleeping (she sleeps still / always)
Not yet can result in 'not yet'
These expressions can be translated as 'one / two / three'. '
Ex I would like Reviews another apple (I would still like another apple)
Three more months (still three months)
-Again / one more time
They are accompanied by the idea of a repetition
Ex I want to go to the cinema again (I want to go to cinemas again)
One more time (once again)
Even is used in front of a comparative
Not again can mean 'not yet' with an idea of repetition.
Ex I want to read this book again. Oh no not again!
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English proverbs and expressions are an important part of everyday language in English-speaking countries. They are found in both written and oral English. These English expressions do not always make sense literally. So, you must familiarize them before you can use them. It may seem like a lot of work, but learning the expressions is fun, especially when you start comparing English expressions to those of French.
Learning to use common English phrases will make your English fluent. It is therefore a good idea to spend time mastering these expressions. The tables below are organized by frequency of use. Start by learning the very common English expressions, because these are the ones you will encounter watching regular American movies, reading in English, or going to the United States. None of the phrases on this page are unusual or old, so be sure to be understood by English speakers in all countries.
The most common English expressions
These English expressions are very common in everyday conversation in the United States. You hear them in American movies and series. Use them to make your English more authentic!
Easy English: All you need to know to learn English
English is a very easy language to learn.
English grammar resembles that of French.
You already know a lot of English vocabulary without knowing it.
English surrounds us everywhere and is much more present than we think.
In this very long guide, I show you step by step how to put all these benefits in action to learn English easily.
Easy English: Work, even if it's easy!
Learning English does not require much effort, it's true.
English grammar is easy, it's true.
There is a lot of vocabulary you know. And it's no longer complicated at all to learn it thanks to the new applications, it's true.
But you still have to work. Get down to work
I would like to say to all those who think that it is purely FALSE, the work is very important especially when we want to learn a new language !
You always have to work, work and work, even when you're studying things that are clear and crisp.
If you do not work now, you'll always be in the habit of never making any effort, and then, when something is really hard to learn, you'll give up because you'll get tired of not understanding without working.
On the other hand, if you work today, you will see results much faster, you will be extremely proud of yourself. So, you will always want to learn more and more, which is great when we learn a language.
Do you remember when I said that we can learning English or another language having fun?
I have good news for you, it's really true! Every day, when you study English for 30 to 60 minutes, you can really have fun; watch a little TV, watch series, do some vocabulary and train your grammar, watch 1 or 2 videos etc.
By varying the activities, English will seem less boring, you will really enjoy it because you will learn faster and diversify your efforts.
Of course, you must be 100% in the activities. Nothing will distract you!
Which means that when you watch series, TV, videos ... you can not not be on your phone trying to send messages on Whats App to your best friend.
No, you will have to stay 100% focused . If you are not thoroughly into what you are doing, you will miss a lot of important information.
For example: watch the first time series and videos with subtitles. When there is a word (verb, expression ...) that you do not understand and that you think is important add it to Anki or Mosalingua.
In addition, you will know his pronunciation because you heard it, great no!
As I told you and repeated, English is not difficult at all, in any case it is much easier than French! In my opinion, you will especially find it difficult to:
Learn vocabulary, it's quite normal, English is not your mother tongue, there are some words that are similar from one language to another but not all.
Acquiring a good pronunciation is also normal, there are English sounds that can not be found in the language of Molière.
You will have to make small and big efforts to improve in this area. One of the best tips I can give you is to not start with reading or grammar and learn phonetics.
For the first 2-3 months, I suggest you move more towards vocabulary, listening and pronunciation. Then you can focus a little more on writing, grammar and reading.
I will give you more details throughout this article, you will also find resources and techniques to improve your way to speak English.
Understanding what others say, it will probably be one of the most difficult things because people speak really fast and make a lot of connections.
You will find below all the techniques and tips to improve in this area.
Contrary to what you think, English grammar is very simple , you will see it with your own eyes.
Adjectives do not agree, verbs in the present only change with the pronouns He / She / It (except for the verb to be), in the past the verbs do not change at all (except for the verb to be).
There are irregular verbs, but once you know them you just have to revise them from time to time and the other rules are not complicated either.
the language of Shakespeare is really not difficult, one of the biggest problems you will encounter if you do not use MosaLingua will be learning a maximum of words.
You will find below a section on learning English vocabulary, you will find some good way to learn it.
You will also need to acquire the best possible pronunciation so that people do not almost notice that you are French speaking.
There are many advantages to having a good accent, if you have to work in an English speaking country and your boss notices that you speak extremely well, he will say to himself: <9lt; Wow, he really worked hard to speak English like that, I think he's someone serious!>9gt;
To have the best accent possible, you can do this:
Watch as often as possible videos, movies, series, TV and listen to radio or podcasts (in English of course).
Speak with people of English origin who live near you, it could really help you a lot, when you make more or less serious mistakes these people can correct you.
As they live in France in Switzerland or Belgium, they know more or less the mistakes we make regularly in English. So, they will surely give you some tips to improve you in this or that subject.
After 3-6 months of learning vocabulary and pronunciation, you can tackle grammar. You do not have to wait 3-6 months because it's complicated ...!
On the contrary, grammar as I already told you is very, very, very simple !
It will just have a good vocabulary and pronunciation before starting to study.
When you do grammar, keep watching series, movies or TV. Also keep learning vocabulary, do not focus only on grammar, it will become boring and you will appreciate less and less English.
I would like to warn you that it is not very good to do grammar or reading before knowing enough vocabulary and mastering pronunciation more or less well, otherwise when you read the rules you will automatically pronounce the words wrong in your brain and it could turn against you.
Think about the last two titles you've read:
<9lt; Easy English >9gt; and <9lt; Work, Work, Work even if it's easy! >9gt ;.
I'm going to repeat myself a little, but at least I'm sure you'll understand.
Sometimes people think that English is very simple, that there are just a couple of things a little complicated, for now I agree with these people, because it's absolutely true.
But the problem is that these people think as follows: Easy = No need to work.
And it's totally wrong! I explain to you, when we think that it is too easy we provide less effort, we say <9lt; Oh it's good I do not need to study a lot anyway I understood! >9gt; and then one day or the other you end up breaking your face.
That's exactly what happened to me in Math this year, in the first semester I was doing all the time good grades, I was 5.4 * average.
Now, in the second half, I averaged 4.6 which makes a drop of 0.8 points! I can tell you it's huge and it hurts.
* I live in Switzerland so, the notes are not the same as in France.
Here, we can do at most 6 and if we have less than 4 we are below average.
It's the same thing in English, if you think directly that you will succeed, you will not study very much and over time gaps will be created.
Finally, after a while, you will have two choices:
Either fix all these shortcomings because you really love this language and you are brave. It will certainly take a lot of time if you really abuse.
Either give up because there are too many things to review and it annoys you just thinking about it. So you will have spent maybe 5 months of your life learning English for nothing.
Do not be stupid, it makes sense that you want to spend less time studying, I understand you completely, but that's life. If you want to succeed, you have to know how to sacrifice yourself.
Remember that no effort is lost, it is by giving the maximum that we succeed and after doing so I can promise you that we are really happy! (Remember that English = easy, English = easy, English = easy!)
Easy English: Where to start?
This is THE question you ask yourself, and the hardest answer to give you!
It depends on many factors:
- how much time you spend per day
- the regularity of your work
- of your motivation: the more motivated you are, the better you learn
- of your more or less ambitious goal
- of the method you choose
- your efficiency: we do not all have the same speed!
An example: you did English during the 4 years of college: 2 hours or more per week for 35 weeks, in 4 years ...
And the result? You did not even know how to build a sentence!
So you see that the time spent is all relative!
If you work effectively 2 hours a day hyper seriously (all inclusive: vocabulary, grammar, videos, ...), it will take you 2 months and follow the method I'm describing here.
If you go there less intensely, count 6 months! It's a good average to learn a language that is already familiar to you (it's not Chinese either, huh?).
Some of you may want to learn English for the sake of learning ... But it's rare!
There are 2 main reasons that push you to put or put you back to English:
- you need it for your work
- or you need it in your personal life to travel, exchange knowledge with English speakers ...
The bottom line is that you have a PROJECT to motivate you even when you are desperate, and you have a DWELL.
Set a deadline by which you must have a correct level. If you do not have a deadline, you may always postpone what you do not like, or avoid what is too hard, and you will not really progress.
If you say to yourself: "in 6 months, I'm going for a weekend in London and I want to be able to make myself understood in the shops and at the hotel"You have everything you need: a project, a concrete goal and a deadline.
It's not the same amount of work as if you say, "in 2 months I have to pass the TOEIC for my job and I must have at least 700 points " and it's not the same pressure on your shoulders!
If you think: "I want to learn English for fun, but I do not know when I'm going to use that language, maybe someday," you risk getting frustrated with the difficulties, because you Have no project, no objective, and no deadline ... And it's a shame! Build your own project in your head, and try to stick to it
The objectives are different, the pace of work and requirements will be too.
Do not be too hard on yourself! Do not plan an unfeasible thing that might disappoint you ...
Do not work alone, get yourself accompanied
Nothing is harder than working alone ... When you are demotivated, tired, you need someone to cheer you up, to encourage you ...
So live this adventure to 2 or more!
Yes, to put or to return to the English it is an adventure, with ups and downs, of work, of relentlessness, and pleasure
When you really want to get started, talk about yourself: family, friends, there is someone who will want to get started with you, no matter what level!
Another solution: find a learning partner! Someone who has the same motivations as you, with whom you can regularly discuss your progress, what you are working on ... Someone who will make you repeat your vocabulary lists, irregular verbs, ...
You do not know how ? There is an article dedicated to finding partners on the blog, and you just have to post a comment under the article to find someone :). Here is the link: Find a Learning Partner
Set goals per week
The best way to start is to set goals. Of course they must be achievable!
For example, set goals in each main subject:
Oral / written comprehension
Verbs in < > and < > + some irregular verbs
Understand an idea in general in a text, differentiate the words when people speak
Being able to get along in a basic conversation
After, start with what you think is most important. For example, to understand a text you need to know vocabulary and be able to conjugate the verbs main verbs then you will start with that.
It really needs to go gradually, it is useless to want to go too fast and skip steps. .. that could prove to be very important!
I also advise you to do a lot of research on the internet, you can find sites, videos and other really interesting content!
I would like to share with you a Youtube channel that I discovered on Mosalingua and that I watch regularly: EnglishLesson4U (this link leads to the videos of the teachers, but each teacher has his own channel).
There are superb videos of several English teachers, they give useful lessons and very well explained. Youtube can display subtitles they are not all the time right but it's not that bad.
Teachers try to explain things to you in a way that is easy for non-English speakers to understand. Ronnie is my favorite, she is funny, she speaks in a very understanding way and gives us useful and varied lessons.
You can start watching these videos right away by clicking on the link above or waiting for you to progress a little more in English.
I advise you to have a base of 1000 words, to know most of the irregular verbs and to know how to conjugate the verbs in past, present and future before starting to watch these videos.
Remember, there will be nothing in French, everything will be in English!
Do not worry, learning English irregular verbs is not very complicated if you follow the tips listed here.
Times in English are not hard to learn either, in three days you can master the past, present and future if you do not go into too much detail.
So, go step by step, working hard to achieve the best possible results. I remind you that it is much easier to do the right thing or directly correct these mistakes than to always wait to get back on the right path and that these mistakes become bad habits.
After a while, you will have made enormous progress, you will surely notice them in the 4th / 5th month.
From the moment you know the pronunciation of the words well enough and come to understand a series, I think you can start reading.
Do not think directly of the huge, hard-to-read novels.
Instead, head to blog posts about topics that interest you, read the newspapers, if you like sports, buy English magazines about them, and so on.
Do not forget that pleasure has to come before everything (or almost anyway), it is useless to immerse yourself in the reading of a detective novel if you do not like it, do not look at How i Met Your Mother if you prefer series like Lost or Breaking Bad.
(I will not let go;), do not forget that English is easy as everything, the more you put yourself in this state of mind the better it will be)
it is really important to study the language of Shakespeare or any other language in a structured but pleasant way, vary the activities; do not just grammar or vocabulary! Think of all those other things you like too.
Be organized and structured but without abusing either!
Vocabulary how to go about it!
The vocabulary will probably be one of the most complicated things to assimilate since there is not necessarily logic.
It's not like grammar or conjugation that are made to give an order and a logical structure to the sentence.
And yes, in fact they are only words and their translations, sometimes there are small or great similarities with French or another language that you already speak and sometimes they are words completely apart that will be studied and memorize.
I talked to you some time ago about MosaLingua, in my opinion it is the best app for Apple / Android devices. While it has a price (not very high), but I am the witness in person that this program works 100%!
The application is constantly evolving, its creators do everything to improve the performance of the software and to satisfy us as customers.
There is also Duolingo which can greatly help you during your learning, I used it a little, the only problem is that it becomes a bit repetitive.
Or else, you can very well do your own vocabulary study method.
The principle is stupid, you surely know it; we will work with cards.
I will explain step by step how to follow this technique so that it gives good results.
First, before you start making your own word cards, you have to find those words! (Logic, no)?
To do this, you have several possibilities:
Study the words I propose in the vocabulary sheets on this site.
Look on the Internet : Words in English, The most used words in English, useful vocabulary in English etc.
Buy one English glossary grouping words and phrases.
Choose one that preferably contains the phonetics of each word, if you know how to read it you will know how to pronounce all the sounds correctly.
Now that you have the words you want to learn, write them on the small cards that you made by cutting paper or that you bought already ready.
I advise you to write 10 a day, in my opinion it's a good rhythm. When you get used to study vocabulary go to 15 but never go over the limit of 20 a day.
Once they are written you can start memorizing them. Start by reading the words once in the order: English - French and after French - English.
Then form a bunch including the words noted previously and start learning the words.
For this phase I advise you to have the French side in front of you and that you try to find the word of the English face.
There will be words you will find, others with which you will have trouble and some that you will not know at all. So, it is necessary to organize you properly to learn more easily and quickly the vocabulary.
Imagine 4 batteries:
In this pile, you will put the words successful the first time you did not have a hard time learning
In this one, you will put the words that you also have the first blow but that you have more difficult to find, or of which you are not sure that you will remember it
In this one, you will ask earlier the words that you had to review, which are not very complicated but which are not all the same obvious
In this last stack, you will put words that seem really complicated, those that pose problems
In my opinion, after creating these piles, you should revise at this frequency:
Perfect: every 4 days
Good: every 3 days
Not good: every 2 days
Too bad: every day
When you review, you will need to make changes as some words will go from: Not good to good and good to perfect etc.
In my opinion, you should wait 2 days before putting a word in another column.
Take this example;
This Monday, I learn the verb: Climb = To climb. I find this word really complicated so I put it in the pile: Too bad.
The next day, I come to review it and I remember it perfectly, instead of putting it in the pile not well, I leave it still in the pile too null to revise it on Wednesday.
When it will be Wednesday, and if I still remember it I could put the verb: To climb in the column Not Well and 2 days later in the pile Well etc.
Here's an example of a map you can create, this time it's with an image, but you can just write the word:
Remember, there is no point in wanting to go too fast, you will burn some very important steps and then you will not remember this word and this rule anymore.
It is better to take time and do things correctly!
On the other hand, if there is a word that was in perfect but you have forgotten, you will have to get it down right or wrong.
When will you a good level of English and that you will practice it every day, you will forget less and less words because you will read and hear them much more often than now.
Logically if you hear them, read and use more, you will forget them much less.
(I know I may be off topic, but I just remind you that English is simple, it's easy, it can be learned quickly ... In short, good reading!)
This method is not bad at all, but the problem is that you're wasting your time to write each word / phrase, you spend paper, you do not always have the right accent and it is not practical at all; you can not take out 300 cards in a train, bus ... at the risk of losing them all.
Oral comprehension in English, how to do?
If we learn a new language and we do not understand the people we are talking to ... It's a bit of a hassle!
There is a small problem in English and almost in all languages is that people speak very fast and there can be a lot of connections.
There are also many different accents depending on the country in which you are, I find that the American accent is one of the simplest to understand, it's just a personal opinion.
I give you an example for links. In French, when we want to ask for a black coffee we say:
<9lt; I would like a black coffee please.>9gt; which gives in English < ck c offee please.>9gt ;.
As you see I put the <9lt; ck >9gt; and the <9lt; c >9gt; forward, the purpose of this highlight is to make you understand that the sound [k] * repeats itself twice.
One thing you need to know is that the English will not say <9gt; by making a pose between the two sounds, but they will say rather <9gt ;.
* [k] = is the writing of the sound <9lt; c, k, q>9gt; in phonetics; c anard, k ilo, q uarantaine, c alories ...
These little links of nothing at all will sometimes actually complicate your task to understand what others say.
The series / films (I remind you: English is easy!)
I told you again and again, the series and the movies are formidable weapons to learn the fabulous language of our old friend Shakespeare. I have already heard testimonials from people who have learned a new language by watching only TV, movies and series!
And I believe them, because it is really possible in my opinion, at the beginning we start with subtitles in French, then in English and to finish without nothing just the stage and the sound!
Of course, there is always a gap here and there, but they are still impressive results when we say that we can do it by staying only in front of a screen!
So, for now, take a look at this section that includes most of the techniques to adopt to learn languages through a screen.
Go slowly , especially if you do not understand anything yet in English. For example, if you look at a series that has a lot of seasons (5 and +), watch the first subtitles in French, the second and third subtitles in English and the others without subtitles.
If you look at a series with few seasons (3 for example), watch the first subtitles in French, the second with English subtitles and the third without subtitles.
The goal of this technique is to be able to evolve in other subjects at the same time, so you can better understand the episodes later.
For example, if you look at one season a month, you have time to evolve into vocabulary and therefore, you will understand better and better what you hear.
Differentiate words instead of understanding them, if you can distinguish the different words you are geniuses!
And yes ! This is probably the most complicated phase, frankly if you distinguish the words you have already crossed a huge milestone!
For you the most important for the moment is to learn vocabulary but also to understand it in a real-life situation and if you already understand it by watching series, movies or TV you have already made the half way!
Once you start to hear and clearly distinguish the words, you will just learn vocabulary!
I know, it's easier said than done, but do not worry, it'll probably be easier because you may have heard these words when you watched an episode or story.
Let's talk about movies, in my opinion watch movies or series returns to the same, it's just that one is much longer than the other.
And this length can cause boredom, already that sometimes in French it is a bit complicated to hold a movie while staying focused so imagine in English!
And then with a movie you do not have time to get used to accents, tics of characters' language. With a series, yes!
So, I think it's better to watch a movie with several volumes ; Harry Potter, Twilight, The Lord of the Rings ...
In my opinion, I think it's better because you can evaluate your progress.
Top 10 peoples even more void than French in English, if it exists
Just a note to tell you how much we love you. Here.
The French are famous for the pinard, the whit, and our inability to speak a foreign language correctly. Overall, we are quiches, that's it. Since 2010, the language travel agency EF has been drawing up a comparative study of the level of English in the world, and France is becoming null and void from year to year. Okay, the ranking is based on the results of Internet English tests by volunteers. We can therefore think that the French who passed this test were not among the bilinguals of France. That's it, we'll say that. And to finish reassuring ourselves, we will look at the top of the countries even more nazes than us in English.
Russia, along with Turkey and Azerbaijan, is one of the rare countries on the European continent to be more bad than us in English, and for that, we thank it. That being so, as soon as you talk about getting big shots of vodka, the communication goes right away. Vodka = universal language.
Given its proximity to the States, one would have thought that Guatemala touched his ball in English. That, just like many other countries in Central America, for Guatemalans, as soon as it speaks French, it is no understatement.
In addition to having a cardboard Olympic village and polluted beaches, the host country of the upcoming JO pipe not a word of English. It will be nice for the athletes who will only have to drown in the caipirinha.
4. The UAE (United Arab Emirates)
In the United Arab Emirates, we do not speak the language of Harry Potter, but another, based on checkbooks and many zeros. And since it opens a lot of doors, suddenly, the English, the Emirati, they carve a bit bevel.
Fun fact: in the world, there are more speakers in Mandarin (a billion and a few) than English speakers (942 million). So why would the Chinese go to the kneecap to learn another language?